The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee recently welcomed B&J Laundromat as a new chamber member, and celebrated their reopening with a ribbon cutting performed by Mayor Bob Beussman. After suffering through an unexpected fire last year, B & J Laundromat is once again opened for business. Located at 506 Center Street, the local laundromat is back and transformed. B & J Laundromat now showcases all brand new equipment including efficient washers that are beneficial both financially and environmentally. The laundromat even features equipment that is capable of holding up to eight loads of laundry. Besides upgrades to the equipment, B & J now offers a fresh interior. New paint brightens up the downtown business and gives it a revitalized look. The two apartments above the laundromat were also completely redone. Security upgrades have also been made with new cameras and monitors installed to ensure safety. B & J Laundromat will stay open 24/7 with its doors unlocked and opened to all. Co-owner Julie Buntjer pointed out that although the laundromat serves regular customers, plenty of tourists use the facilities. Some of those travelers will start their loads and then explore the downtown area. B & J Laundromat is owned and operated by Bruce and Julie Buntjer, who reside in New Ulm with their two sons, Jacob and Isaac Buntjer.
In the photo are: Jenny Eckstein, Interim Chamber CEO; Amber Wicke, Best Western Plus; Jacob, Isaac, & Julie Buntjer, B&J Laundromat; Nicole Briggs, Jensen Motors; and Andrea Boettger, New Ulm Turner Hall.